Diplomático Distillery Collection launches in USA
February 5, 2018 at 5:15am
A pair of rums that spotlight the distinctive production process used by the popular Diplomático Rum from Venezuela -- the Diplomático Distillery Collection -- have been released in the United States.
The distillery in La Miel, Venezuela has a long history of producing fine rums, using traditional copper pot stills, as well as modern column stills. One additional asset that sets them apart from others is their batch kettle still, a hybrid configuration best known for producing whiskies.
The new Diplomático Distillery Collection highlights these distillation systems with two new limited edition expressions, a Single Batch Kettle rum and a Single Barbet Column rum. This new pair allows consumers to better understand and distinguish the various production methods and unique personalities of the stills used to make many of Diplomático's fine blended expressions.
Batch Kettle Still
A Batch Kettle still was brought to Diplomático's distillery in 1959. This semi-artisanal batch distillation method was originally employed in Canada for the production of American whisky. The distillate is made from sugar cane honeys, and is aged in American white oak barrels, resulting in a deliciously complex medium-body rum.
Aromas of warm brown sugar, baked cereal, toasted oak and a hint of cola lead to a subtle caramel note. On the palate, charred wood leads to green apple and black banana before a very long warm finish.
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